Facts about Cal State East Bay

Quick Overview

For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.

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Per Aspera Ad Astra — Through Adversity to the Stars


  • Hayward — undergraduate, graduate and credential programs
  • Concord — select undergraduate and credential programs
  • Oakland — professional degrees and continuing education
  • Online — select undergraduate and graduate programs 


Dr. Cathy A. Sandeen


Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor Online Degree Completion Programs, Minors, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master Online Degree Programs, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, Credential Programs, Single Subject Matter Preparation and Certificate Programs, Doctor of Education

48 bachelor’s degrees, 55 minors, 34 master’s degrees, 27 credentials and certificates, 1 doctoral degree


Degrees Conferred, 2019-2020

Bachelor's 3,456
Master's 1,023
Doctorate 6
Total 4,485

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration, Psychology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Criminal Justice, Biological Sciences, Sociology, Computer Science, Human Development, Art BFA

Most Popular Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Teacher Credential Program, Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Computer Science, Social Work, Business Analytics, Public Administration, Speech Language Pathology, Counseling and Guidance, Special Education

Continuing Education

Offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals — many taking place in the evening, on weekends, or online. Programs are taught by instructors with industry experience and academic accolades. See Continuing Education.

Online Campus

In fall 2020, 94.85 percent of instruction was delivered through online or hybrid courses. In addition, every undergraduate and graduate student took at least one hybrid or online course, with 94.7 percent of students enrolled in courses exclusively online. See Online Campus.


Fall 2020 total enrollment: 14,641
Undergraduate Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
Full-time 10,197 1,423
Part-time 2,265 756
Female 60.3% 65.7%
Male 39.6% 34.2%
Nonbinary .1% .1%

First Generation
College Students

63.8% 38.6%
African American/Black 9.7% 7.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0%
Asian 23.1% 19.2%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1.1% 0.7%
Latinx 37.8% 19.1%
White 14.1% 24.1%
Multiple Ethnicity 5.3% 3.7%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 3.8% 5.5%
International 4.9% 20.3%
Alameda and Contra Costa counties 7,466 1,236
Other California counties 4,648 556
Other states 65 14
Other countries 283 373

Cost and Financial Aid

Mandatory Tuition and Fees per Year

  • Full-time, undergraduate, California resident: $6,995
  • 74% of students received financial aid in 2019-20
    • 64% received grants or scholarships
    • 35% received loans
    • 3% received Federal Work Study
  • 42% of students received Pell Grants in 2019-20
  • Total of $143 million in aid was awarded in 2019-20

Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement works to ensure all students have the chance to develop real-world skills by supporting programs that connect students with the community. Through courses and volunteer work, students support community issues such as economic development, education, food insecurity, health, housing security and sustainability. 

In 2019-20:

6,000 students enrolled in community engagement courses

150 students participated in the CCE’s Saturdays of Service program

Students volunteered 79,000 hours

Nursing students spent 1,600 hours supporting the East Bay’s regional response to COVID-19

See The Center for Community Engagement.


NCAA Division II — California Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Mascot: Pioneers
  • Colors: Red, black, and white
  • Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field
  • Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo 
  • Student-Athletes, 2019-2020: 249


As of Fall 2020
Faculty 891
     Tenured, tenure-track 354
     Lecturers, academic-related positions 516
     Coaches  21
Staff & Administration 903
     Full-time 824
     Part-time 79
Total 1,794

Operating Budget

Fiscal Year 2020-2021

$208.8 million

Gifts & Grants

Private Support
$12,582,245 in the 2019-20 fiscal year

$18.7 million in sponsored project contracts and grants in the 2019-20 academic year


Cal State East Bay is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and University Commission. In addition to institutional accreditation, a number of individual programs have been accredited by national organizations. 

Cal State East Bay in the News

Keep up with students, faculty, alumni and friends.


More than 140,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the East Bay and beyond. See Alumni.

Prominent Pioneers

Judy Belk
President and CEO, California Wellness Foundation

Robert M. “Mike” Bellotti
College Football Analyst, ESPN; Former Head Coach, University of Oregon

Ruth Bley
Founder, Bleyco Incorporated

Kelly Bowers
Superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Chris Brannan
CFO, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Keith Carson
Supervisor, Alameda County

Scott A. Chambliss
Production Designer and 2002 Emmy Award Winner

Ping Cheng
CEO, Delta Electronics

Sam Cobbs
President, Tipping Point

Karen Colonias
President and CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Bita Daryabari
Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Atul Dhablania
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dell SonicWALL

Justin Dillon
CEO/Founder, FRDM and Made In A Free World

John Garcia
Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Gilda Gonzales
President and CEO, Planned Parenthood, Northern California

Janet E. Grove
Former Vice Chair, Macy’s

Tessie Guillermo
Chair of the Board, Dignity Health

James Hannan
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprises, Koch Industries, Inc.

J.R. Havlan
Writer, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”; Emmy Award Winner, “The Daily Show”

Gaylord G. “Glenn” Henry 
Cofounder, Centaur Technology

Cheryl E. Hurd
Reporter, NBC Bay Area

James M. Iglehart
Tony Award-winning Broadway Actor, “Aladdin”; currently appearing in “Hamilton”

Michael Jedlicka
Retired Executive, Walt Disney Studios

Marilyn E. King
Olympic Pentathlete, ’72, ‘76

Scott G. Kriens
Chairman & CEO, Juniper Networks; Co-Founder, 1440 Multiversity

Karen Luey
Chief Financial Officer, Mina Group

Matthew Mahood
President and CEO, The Silicon Valley Organization

Mark Mastrov
Founder, 24 Hour Fitness

Byron J. Miranda
Meteorologist, WPIX 11, New York

Joe L. Morgan**
Hall of Fame Player, Major League Baseball; Former Broadcaster, ESPN

Karen Oliver
Founder and Owner, Karen Oliver and Associates

Nancy O’Malley
District Attorney, Alameda County

David Rinetti
Vice President, Stadium Operations, Oakland A's

Richard Valle
Supervisor, Alameda County

Timothy P. White
Former Chancellor, CSU System

Gene L. Yang
MacArthur Fellow and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Library of Congress